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1 room, 2 adults

The Crystal River Inn

3.5-star3.5 stars
326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX, 78666, United States of America

Romantic B&B within easy reach of Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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  • Fantastic Location in San Marcos - Walking distance to bars, restaurants, the square, etc…Jun 8, 2020
  • We were there 20years ago. It was excellent inn, clean and fresh sheet. Now it looks…Feb 9, 2020

The Crystal River Inn

from £98
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Suite
  • Family Double Room, Multiple Beds

What’s around The Crystal River Inn


  • Texas State University-San Marcos - 11-minute walk
  • Texas Music Theater - 6-minute walk
  • Calaboose African American History Museum - 7-minute walk
  • Charles S. Cock House Museum - 9-minute walk
  • Dunbar Park - 10-minute walk
  • Bobcat Soccer Complex - 15-minute walk
  • Wonder World - 18-minute walk
  • Ramon Lucio Park - 18-minute walk

Getting around

  • Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) 36-min drive
  • San Marcos Station 14-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self-parking on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchairs available on site

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Crystal River Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Crystal River Inn San Marcos
  • Crystal River Inn
  • Crystal River San Marcos
  • The Crystal River San Marcos
  • The Crystal River Inn San Marcos
  • The Crystal River Inn Bed & breakfast
  • The Crystal River Inn Bed & breakfast San Marcos
  • The Crystal River Inn Bed & breakfast San Marcos


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

Cots/Infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Crystal River Inn

  • Does The Crystal River Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Crystal River Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Crystal River Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Crystal River Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Crystal River Inn?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Crystal River Inn?
    You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Crystal River Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe on the Square (6-min walk), Valentino's (7-min walk) and Louie's Oyster Bar (7-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Crystal River Inn?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 45 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great location, nice people, great breakfast. That said the place is looking a bit tired if you look at detail - mattress needed to be replaced, carpet very old, drain in shower/tub not working well, door knob falling out,
us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Misery in San Marcos
False advertising about the 'fireplace' in the room- there is a heater with glowing fake embers... Incredibly loud traffic for rooms facing the street. Deafening at times. There are several buildings, we were stuck above the hair salon, massage parlor, nail salon - and weird Ronald (horror film reference) seems to live on the top floor listening to the radio or tv in a hushed blare. Don't waste your money. Caveat emptor!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a beautiful place loved the history.
paul, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great guest house
Great location, wonderful staff took care of us and our needs. They really give it that personal touch and make you feel like you are the only guests. They do it right.
august, us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Try to stay in the main house
The accommodation in the second house was somewhat unusual, being upstairs from a working beauty business, which you had to walk through on your way in and out. Staff were very helpful and the breakfast was good, we just found the accommodation slightly unsettling. Road noise in front bedrooms is very noticeable
Anthony, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Felt like home
The staff were super friendly! It was clean and quite. We loved how it felt like home!
Andrew, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Victorian House
Amazing Bed and Breakfast in a old Victorian house. We were sorta disappointed that we didn’t stay in the main house but in a small house in the back. The breakfast was typical and good and hot but nothing to write home about. It was clean and comfort and near a very nice restaurant within walking distant. The room we had was very nice but we could never get the TV to work. The bathroom was clean but smelled real strong of mildew. The grounds around the B&B were amazing with plenty of sitting places to relax. The people that ran the B&B were very nice and friendly.
Naomi, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Like Staying With Family
This bed and breakfast made me feel like I was staying with family! So welcoming and thoughtful! The breakfast was delicious and the staff was pretty attentive. The bathroom could have been a little cleaner, but overall, just a down-home feel. I stayed in the Rio Grande and it was a separate house type setting with a kitchenette. Perfect for not wanting to eat-out. Close grocery store and easy access to the parking.
Stephanie, us2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great place!
the staff was friendly. Our room was quaint and clean and private. My only complaint it was freezing! Loved the bathtub. Breakfast was delicious. I especially appreciated the very early box breakfast prepared for my husband and I. Loved the location, walking distance to all kinds of foods and beverages.
Barbara, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice with One Exception
Overall, the hotel was nice. However, the bath was a tub with only an adjustable shower head.
Veronica, us1 night romance trip

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